Jean-Daniel Cohen – Chairman & Director
Since 2001, Mr. Cohen has served as the Chairman and CEO of Hoche Partners Group of Companies, an international investment bank focused on providing advisory, structured financing, private equity and real estate services to family offices and medium-sized businesses. He also serves as Managing Director of LAURAD, a real estate-focused private equity investment group, whose investments include Lafoét Real Estate, a leading France based retail real estate broker franchise. Mr. Cohen sits on the Board of Trustees of Inovalis REIT, a Canadian Real Investment Trust listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and on the Boards of Société Centrale des Bois et Scieries de la Manche (SCBSM), a real estate investment trust listed on NYSE Euronext Paris investment companies.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Cohen was the Managing Partner at Aurel-Leven, a leading independent French brokerage and investment bank, the Managing Partner at UFFI REAM, a real estate asset manager, and CEO of Louis Dreyfus Finance (Banque), the banking arm of the Louis Dreyfus Group.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Stephane Amine – Director
Mr. Amine has over 20 years of management experience in the European real estate market, and is also the chairman of Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust. Since founding Inovalis SA in 1998, Mr. Amine has helped build Inovalis into one of Western Europe’s leading privately owned real estate investment management companies, with 97 commercial real estate properties under its management in France and Germany which, as at the end of fiscal 2012, had an approximate value of $2.3 billion.
Prior to founding Inovalis, Mr. Amine managed the multinational investors of Construct S.A., a leading developer and property manager with offices, at the time, in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States.
Mr. Amine graduated with a Masters in Management from Reims Management School.